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And Then There's This

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bill Wasik, senior editor at Harper's magazine, argues that digital technology is leading to entirely new ways of thinking, organizing, and communicating. In And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture, he explains that as the Internet expands its reach, a new kind of viral culture has begun to replace narratives supplied by newspapers, books, and television.

Event: Bill Wasik will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, June 23rd, at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street

Guests:

Bill Wasik

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Comments [4]

jaja rose from Sullivan County New York

Profound ideas but how many times did you say
YOU KNOW listen and count. Take a deep breath please and cut that out. You will be a better speaker for omitting these words.

Jul. 20 2009 01:36 PM
Frogman from Manhattan

This guy knows whassssup! I'm looking forward to reading his book.

Thanks,

FM

Jun. 22 2009 12:58 PM
Caitlin from Jersey City

I love me a good meme, but I'm constantly begging my coworkers to check Snopes before hitting "forward" on an email about how plastic bottles will kill you, your cell phone is about to be attacked by telemarketers, Obama isn't a US citizen, etc.; to no avail, of course. Is there any way to stop people from being "wrong on the internet"?

Jun. 22 2009 12:56 PM
Matthew C. Duda from linden, NJ

The concept (if not the exact term) of the "flash mob" was first referenced in Larry Niven's 1972 science fiction short story "Flash Crowd" http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=824 Teleportation was the technology, rather than social media or cell phones.

Jun. 22 2009 12:47 PM

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